A Thousand Pieces of Gold: Growing up through China's Proverbsby Adeline Yen Mah
In this poignant memoir the New York Times bestselling author of Falling Leaves, Adeline Yen Mah, provides a fascinating window into the history and cultural soul of China. Combining personal reflections, rich historical insights, and proverbs handed down to her by her grandfather, Yen Mah shares the wealth of Chinese civilization with Western/em>/em>
In this poignant memoir the New York Times bestselling author of Falling Leaves, Adeline Yen Mah, provides a fascinating window into the history and cultural soul of China. Combining personal reflections, rich historical insights, and proverbs handed down to her by her grandfather, Yen Mah shares the wealth of Chinese civilization with Western readers. Exploring the history behind the proverbs, she delves into the lives of the first and second emperors and the two rebel warriors who changed the course of Chinese life, adding stories from her own life to beautifully illustrate their relevance and influence today.
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Meet the Author
Adeline Yen Mah is a physician and the author of Watching the Tree, Chinese Cinderella, and the international bestseller Falling Leaves. Dr. Mah is married and has two children. She divides her time between Huntington Beach, California and London, England.
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Im a warrior.
you get to a glimpse of the past with a mirror example of the present truly the past is worth cherishing.
A Thousand Pieces of Gold written by Adeline Yen Mah, was an extraordinary book. This book is composed of two interwoven tales: an autobiography of the author's life from the 1950s to the 1990s, and the history of China's formative years. From these two tales, the author illustrated the lessons of life, love, war, and diplomacy practiced 3000 years ago by feudal warlords which are still applicable today, and also in the case of the author¿s life. In each chapter of the book, the author named some famous Chinese proverbs. Each proverb in the book was dedicated to the historical origins and how they applied to the author¿s life and life in general. What I dislike about the book was how unfair Adeline had to go through with life the kind of suffering she had to endure. My liking to this book leads on the load of interesting information on China¿s history and the facts about the Chinese cultures. Learning the new Chinese culture has indeed been an eye-opener for me being I¿m Chinese. It showed me how different Chinese culture can be in different countries. If you are a student of Chinese history, or you're simply curious about Chinese cultures, definitely read this book. It showed forth a unique insight not only China of the past, but China now and in the future. Overall, the book is good reading. It provides insight into the foundations of Chinese culture, how Chinese think, and the mindset of the Chinese people. To a lesser degree it also serves to illustrate the differences between Chinese and Western cultures.
*kills all the stupid cats*
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This book is worth more than a thousand pieces of gold. It's stands in building the gap throught history & proverbs, chinese style. I would recommed this & Mah's other books for all Chinese/American Teens to read. This book is chuck full of history and culture. It maks us think; we all seem to take life for granted and not cherish the past.